All EUCARPIA symposium participants are invited to submit their abstracts online with indication of the preference of either oral or poster presentation. 
We want to underline the fact that in order to submit an abstract, participants need to have active and valid individual ISHS user account for 2019 to get to the ROSA system.


If you already have a valid ISHS membership or user account; please proceed directly to the submission.
The abstracts have to be submitted in English and electronically through the ISHS System ROSA - (Responsive Online System for Acta Horticulturae submission).
The abstracts are restricted to 300 words or 3000 letters. Please respect this restriction as well as the ISHS author guidelines available at: www.ishs.org/authors
We invite abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations, on all topics related to Fruit Breeding and Genetics:
            • Biodiversity and Genetic resources
            • Fruit Breeding
            • Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
            • Resistance to biotic and abiotic stress
            • Fruit safety and quality
Abstracts will be reviewed by the symposium scientific committee. The corresponding authors will be informed on preliminary acceptance of their contribution either as an oral or poster presentations through e-mail.
To be finally accepted, abstract authors must be registered and must have paid to attend the XV EUCARPIA Fruit Breeding and Genetics Symposium.
Please note, if an overwhelming number of oral presentation submissions are received or based upon the type of the research work and content of the abstract, the review committee reserves the right to offer poster presentations for some of these abstracts.
A submitted abstract that does not follow ISHS guidelines, or does not have near-perfect English will be returned to the author for corrections and if not improved and re-submitted by the deadline, the abstract could be rejected. Please refer to the ISHS Authors Guide, online at: www.ishs.org/authors.
All accepted abstracts will be included in the symposium program and will be distributed to all attendees.
A maximum of 2 abstracts per participant/registration is allowed.
Deadlines: abstract acceptance - 12th May

Instructions for oral presentations

All presentations must be in English. There are no simultaneous translation facilities.
All oral presentations should be prepared as a PowerPoint file. Please be aware that your presentation must be uploaded onto the conference computer before the session starts.
Embedded files (for example as videos) and sounds are discouraged unless arranged in advance with the EUCARPIA Symposium secretary. The organizers are not responsible for problems caused due to incompatible software.
Equipment supplied by organizers: computer with PowerPoint (Office) and Microphone. Please make sure that your reach your session room at least 15 minutes before the start of oral presentations in order to check if anything would change. Possible changes can be discussed with the session chair. We also recommend you to bring your presentation file with you on a USB memory stick.
Please adhere strictly to 20 minutes. Plan for a 15 minutes' presentation followed by 5 minutes for discussion. Follow any additional instructions given by respective session chairperson.


Poster size is portrait oriented not bigger than 82 x 56 cm.

Full texts

The full texts have to be submitted in English and electronically through the ISHS System ROSA - (Responsive Online System for Acta Horticulturae submission).
Author Guidelines for full text paper submission can be found at: www.ishs.org/authors
After the review process by the Scientific Committee, the selected papers will be published in Acta Horticulturae.
We invite you to check the ISHS membership advantages prior to registration and abstract submission at: www.ishs.org/members.